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    Posted: 15 Apr. 2014 at 7:53pm

Hopefully I will be picking this up this week.  Not much info out there about these so if anyone can help I'd appreciate it!  It has a data plate, I will get a pic when I pick it up.  It reads Converto Manufacturing Co.  Model TC.  There is a serial number but I forget what it is.

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Pics from the current owner.  I will get better ones soon...


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hello foster, I,got the same one. mine has a couple mods done by P/O. I'll get a couple pics up in a day-ish. I' d really like a few good pics of the front Aframe/hitch area as mines not right and kinda wanna make it like its supposed to be.Eric
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Yeah, throw some pics up when you can.  I haven't found much info on this trailer.  I will probably be modding mine since there doesn't seem to be much of a collector or restoration group for these. I'd like to see others.  I'm going to pick mine up tomorrow morning.
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That's a nice one.  Did I see, on another website, that this one has a tailgate on both front and rear?
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Yep, the p/o cut a front gate into it. Im not sure if I hate it or not but its been usefull a few times.
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I tried to pick mine up today but couldn't fit it on the trailer I had.  I think I am going to rent a car dolly on Monday and try with that.  Once I get it home I will snap some pics.
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Here is a pic of the a-frame/tongue...
 
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I owned a Converto trailer at one time. When $$ got tight after being laid off 3+years ago, I sold it to a jeep friend. He still owns it. As life would have it, I got a job the following week. DARN- I could have kept it. lol If I can find pictures, will post for reference.
The reason I got it in the first place was that Converto was made outside my hometown in Cambridge City, Indiana. My mom's neighbor owned Converto. Before I sold mine, I showed it to him- he was very well pleased. He informed me that there was a fire back in the 40's-50's that destroyed alot of business along with prints and literature. 
Although they still field calls from people wanting old parts or information, none is to be had.
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Here are picture of the Converto trailer I once owned.
1984 CJ7
1989 MJ
1946 CJ2A with Supersonic motor (future build)
1948 CJ2A with rear PTO
1955 Sears/David Bradley Trailer
1955 CJ5 with rear PTO
1954 CJ3B with trencher and front blade
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Was it the same Converto Company in Cambridge City that also made the dump construction/engineers trailer?
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Originally posted by BENSH BENSH wrote:

Was it the same Converto Company in Cambridge City that also made the dump construction/engineers trailer?

From what I have seen on the 'net, it is.
1984 CJ7
1989 MJ
1946 CJ2A with Supersonic motor (future build)
1948 CJ2A with rear PTO
1955 Sears/David Bradley Trailer
1955 CJ5 with rear PTO
1954 CJ3B with trencher and front blade
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[/QUOTE]From what I have seen on the 'net, it is.[/QUOTE]

Thanks CJBilly; Got the Bantam and setting it up for camping and road trips. Would like to find the engineers dump trailer for work around the farm. I see you are from In. you should join up with us for our little get-togethers. Should have a fall convoy/ride from Atterbury area through Brown County via Back Roads, perhaps some chow/shopping time in Nashville.
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Originally posted by ericbkauffman ericbkauffman wrote:

Yep, the p/o cut a front gate into it. Im not sure if I hate it or not but its been usefull a few times.

This was a Factory Converto Option
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